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Near 3 Fun NE Portland Urban Districts! Avail. Aug. 11-19, 27-31, June dates too

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Br, 1 Ba, 1-level Home. Off-Street Parking. Outdoor Space. Quiet Neighborhood.

Our lovely home in a quiet neighborhood is centrally-located between 3 distinct NE Portland urban districts: Alberta Arts District, 42nd Avenue and Beaumont Village. Find food cart pods to top-rated restaurants like Beast, Aviary, Old Salt and SouthFork; boutique shops, music and events about 12 blocks away... in 3 different directions! McMenamins Kennedy School is about 1/2 mile away, too. Wilshire Park is just 1/2 block away!

This delightful single-level home is a warm, inviting and colorful space that very comfortably accommodates 4 people overnight in 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed. Sorry, no couch sleeping is available.

The 2 bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the house, making it ideal for 2 couples seeking to take in Portland's many offerings together, but at the end of the day, would appreciate a little privacy.

Our guests will enjoy the luxury of 100% cotton sheets, goose down comforters and wonderfully comfortable mattresses with the addition of memory foam pads - many of our visitors have commented that they enjoy the feeling of wallowing in comfort! (Note: Those who prefer a more firm bed may find the beds too soft for their liking.)

With a fully-equipped cook's kitchen and formal dining room that seats up to 6 people, guests can enjoy comfortable space in which to create and enjoy culinary delights crafted from Portland's gastronomic bounty.

Unique from most other Portland vacation rentals are the patio and yard space where guests can take full advantage of Portland's glorious spring, summer and fall. There's plenty of room for sun-seekers, barbecue aficionados and kids.

Other amenities include

• Private off-street parking for 2 cars

• Free Wi-Fi

• Bose speaker dock for an iPod

• Gas fireplace in the living room

• Gas barbecue grill outdoors

• Dishwasher

• Air conditioning in the bedrooms

• Dining Room w/seating for 6

• Walk-in shower

• Hairdryer

• 2 bicycles for guest use

• Amazon Fire TV - brings the latest in entertainment technology to the home, offering thousands of movies and shows, as well as extensive music choices.

Guests will have the run of the entire 1000 sq. ft. house and the 5,000 sq. ft. lot on which the house sits. This includes full access to 2 private patios, one with a gas barbecue. 2 bicycles are available for guest use.

PLEASE NOTE: We book our home ONLY through VRBO/Homeaway. We do market for stays of 28 days or more through other channels, but ultimately the booking will go through VRBO. Protect yourself - do not BOOK our property through anything by VRBO!

More Details

Owner
Peter Gearin
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Peter Gearin

Seeking warmer summers and a more exciting, diverse urban lifestyle, my wife and I recently relocated back to Portland from the Oregon Coast. I'm a 5th generation Portland native, and am now enjoying retirement. My wife, Susan, grew up on the coast, and got to know and love Portland while attending college here. She is a former newspaper owner and is now a business communications consultant; she works from our home.

We love to travel, and together have enjoyed trips to Madagascar, Zanzibar (for our honeymoon!), South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, England, Morocco, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and most recently, Chile, where Susan's son is living.

In our 13 years of togetherness we've frequented vacation rentals almost exclusively when we travel because we prefer that lodging experience over a hotel.

We love to eat and Susan loves to cook; one of our favorite summer activities is bi-weekly visits to Portland's many farmers markets for locally- grown produce, cheeses and meats.

We're also avid mushroom hunters. (No, not that kind!). Funghi foraging opportunities abound in the region, but our favorite season is fall, when we find and feast on chanterelles, hedgehogs, matsutaki, lobster and the occasional but generally elusive cauliflower mushroom.

There's much to enjoy in and around Portland, and we're happy to share what we know with our guests!

Peter Gearin purchased this house in 2013

Why Peter Gearin chose Beaumont - Wilshire

When an aging neighbor made moving plans to be closer to family, he gave us the opportunity to purchase his home for future use by Susan's mother. The home was in need of some TLC, and we were up to the challenge.

As Susan's mother isn't relocating here in the near future, we made the decision to transform the home into into a fun, feel-good vacation rental property in the interim. It was a natural outlet for our creativity - including that of Susan's very artistic Mom!

Also, as frequent vacation rental guests and with a family that formerly owned a luxury boutique hotel, we wanted to use the knowledge of what we liked - and didn't - in vacation rentals around the world to create a welcoming, warm home for travelers to Portland and our neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This 1000 sq. ft. home sits on a very large Portland lot, allowing for a great deal of outdoor space. With the home sitting far back on the lot, the front yard enjoys a great deal of sunshine.

We like that because we are sun worshipers, and expect others are, too! In addition to sage and rosemary as complements to your cooking, raspberries and grapes are there for the picking if you're a guest when they're strutting their stuff.

Inside, while a simple home, the efficient floor plan uses every ounce of space (no hallways!) making it seem much more open and airy. Natural light streams in washing over the colorful walls; my family refers to it as 'The Happy House.'

A very pleasant surprise for us was the honey-toned hue of the original floors, revealed when we had them refinished.

While we live just steps away, as our remodel and furnishing process was nearing completion, we found ourselves enjoying an end-of-day drink or lunch on the front patio with family and friends at THIS house instead of at our own home!

In short, this house FEELS GOOD. We hope you think so, too.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Beaumont - Wilshire, Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Regrets, but a sleeping couch or extra mattress for adults not wishing to share a bed are not available.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly-tiled walk-in shower with grab bar w/grab bar & bench
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Nicely appointed, large closet, comfortable bed, aircon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Comfortable bed, closet & chest of drawers; skylight. aircon
  • All beds feature 100% cotton sheets, down comforters and memory foam toppers, air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveller reviews)

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Near 3 Fun NE Portland Urban Districts! Avail. Aug. 11-19, 27-31, June dates too
average rating of 4.961039 based on 77 reviews
5

So much like home (with beautiful art)

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Peter are welcoming hosts in a neat Portland neighbourhood. The house is beautiful, clean and home like, filled with beautiful art and everything for a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding Home, Hosts and Location

  • 5 of 5

This is at the top of the list. The lovely well decorated home had all the amenities we could have hoped for. The hosts lived next door and were most accommodating. As international ttravelers, we have experienced a wide variety of hotels, homes and BandB’s. This home was extra special and being in Portland with its foodie reputation put it at the top of our list.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Darling fancy-comfy little house. Pretty in May, the blooming outdoors made for sweet breezes.

  • 5 of 5

Impeccably clean. Friendly digs. Completely private. Lovely hosts. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun and eclectic house in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

My adult nephews stayed here this week while visiting me in Portland. The house was the perfect size for the two of them and they really enjoyed it. They raved about how comfy the beds were, and they enjoyed being able to sit outside on the back patio or in the front yard. The layout of bedrooms at opposite sides of the house was well thought out and gave them a sense of privacy. Personally, I loved the art and all of the added comforts like an iPod and speakers, Roku, and nice kitchen. The owners have done a great job making sure their guests have everything they need and are very comfortable in the house during their stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, comfortable home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 months while our nearby house was being remodeled. The house was squeaky clean, well stocked, and very comfortable. Our hosts Peter and Susan were fantastic and were available any time we had questions. We loved being less than a block from Wilshire park and a few blocks from New Seasons (a great, local grocery store). We also easily walked to the Alberta Arts district for dinner many times. After staying for so long, it really felt like a home to us and we were sad to leave. We'll definitely be encouraging friends and family to stay here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great. We enjoyed the cottage very much

  • 5 of 5

Great

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alberta Street or Beaumont Village (many choices)
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Rose City (18 hole public golf course)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Union Station (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alberta Street or Beaumont Village (many choices)
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: necessary

Our quiet neighborhood is flat - therefore walk-able and bike-able. Our home is just two blocks from the Going Street Bikeway, where cars take a backseat to bikes on this East/West bicycle thoroughfare. Adults and kids will enjoy Wilshire Park, just 1/2 bock away.

And for foodies who prefer doing their own cooking, New Season's grocery is just a 12 minute walk or a 4 minute bike ride away.

The happening Alberta Arts District, McMenamin's Kennedy School, and an emerging restaurant/bar district at 30th & Killingsworth nearby offer exciting eating and nightlife options as well as galleries and unique boutiques. Just west of the property, Beaumont Village offers a quieter option for shopping, dining (some great breakfast options!) and welcoming coffee shops. Old Salt Marketplace, one of Portland’s hottest new restaurants, is just down the street on 42nd Avenue.

In addition to bicycles provided, public bus service is just a few blocks away. Visitors can also access Car to Go, or private taxi service and 'sharing' economy taxi services. Light Rail serves downtown and the Airport, with the nearest station just a short cab or bus ride from our property.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$100.79
Damage Deposit AU$403.17

Monthly rates available upon request. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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